Few timepieces are as iconic as the Reverso, nor as durable. Despite a storied 85 years since its creation in 1931, its rectangular form has seen scores of editions, re-editions and re-imaginings from luxury Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre, without ever straying from its timeless design. Th...
POSTED 30 Sep, 2016 2 Comments
TAG Heuer's 2016 Heuer Monza commemorates the 40th anniversary of the original Heuer Monza, issued in 1976 to celebrate Niki Lauda's victory in the 1975 F1 World Championship. Lauda’s victory was sealed on the track at Monza in his team’s new 312T Ferrari, of which the Swiss watchm...
POSTED 23 Sep, 2016 0 Comments
TECHNOLOGY | At first blush Apple’s second-gen smartwatch seems less Watch 2 than Watch 1.5, but the Cupertino tech titan is hoping the Watch 2 will prove to be more than the sum of its incremental upgrades. Revealed overnight alongside the iPhone 7, Apple's 'Watch 2 Series' will land...
POSTED 8 Sep, 2016 0 Comments
The Navitimer is Breitling's cornerstone chronograph and a perennial go-to when special editions are called for. And with Breitling partnering with Swiss to become the airline's 'Official On-Board Timekeeper' and Swiss looking for a unique way to celebrate the debut of its new flagship...
POSTED 18 Mar, 2016 5 Comments
Can a Swiss watchmaker beat Apple in the luxe smartwatch stakes? Tag Heuer believes so, teaming up with tech heavyweights Google and Intel to create its new Connected wristwear line. But you'd have to look twice, and then a few times more, to realise this is a US$1,500 smartwatch rather than one...
POSTED 11 Nov, 2015 6 Comments
TRAVEL TECH | There's a new wave of non-Apple smartwatches heading our way, with a clutch of shiny models unveiled at Berlin’s recent IFA consumer electronics show. Among them: the Swiss-inspired Huawei Watch to please traditionalists, a limited edition gold LG Watch Urbane Luxe for t...
POSTED 16 Sep, 2015 3 Comments
IWC is dipping a toe into the smartwatch waters – but don't expect the Swiss marque to trade its renowned mechanical movements for a high-tech digital timepiece. Instead, IWC says it will put the smarts onto the strap, with a button-sized sensor which talks directly to your smartphone, rat...
POSTED 6 May, 2015 0 Comments
With a new Apple Watch strapped to his wrist and a Qantas flight booked for the weekend, AusBT contributor Shaun Ewing put the Qantas Apple Watch app through its paces. The Qantas Apple Watch app works as a companion to the airline's iPhone app, with the notion of providing key flight inf...
POSTED 29 Apr, 2015 4 Comments
The Apple Watch makes its much-heralded debut this Friday, and the avalanche of pre-orders – estimated at over two million, with quite a few AusBT readers among them – tells us that many people will soon be toting this high-tech wristwear. It's expected that well over 1,000 spec...
POSTED 20 Apr, 2015 5 Comments
Qantas frequent flyers can soon flash their wrist to board their flight with the airline revealing an Apple Watch app in time for the product’s launch next month. But it doesn’t stop there – travellers will also be alerted of gate changes; up-to-the-minute boarding, departure a...
POSTED 18 Mar, 2015 30 Comments
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